Growing up in Chester, England, Hugh Bate knew he had the car bug when, at 4 years old, his father brought home a new car which Hugh quickly and correctly identified as a Jaguar Mark II. Continuing his fascination with all things automotive, Hugh eventually worked with a number of prestigious dealerships, including Hexagon of Highgate (BMW), Mercedes-Benz of Park Lane, Sytner of Nottingham (BMW), and Stratton of Wilmslow. (RR, Bentley, Ferrari & AMG). After moving to Florida in 1986, he worked with Palm Porsche and Champion Porsche in both sales and management.
Hugh founded Chariots of Palm Beach in 1993, a unique wholesale car business with a reputation between dealers in S.E. Florida for pristine automobiles. Gradually, Hugh began to hear from more and more of the general public who had heard of his reputation and wanted to buy directly from Chariots of Palm Beach. Spending 12 years in the wholesale specialty car business has given him a unique ability to purchase luxury automobiles of the highest quality at the best price.
In 1999, Hugh bought a freestanding building in a good location and through extensive renovations created an exceptionally clean environment that makes customers feel comfortable and confident in the quality of the cars and service. Hugh is always looking for ways to make Chariots of Palm Beach better and to bring in new and exciting inventory that Chariots of Palm Beach customers have come to expect.
Charles Sharoubim was born into a family that built their luxury goods business from the ground up. Under their tutelage he learned early on that product alone is not enough to separate yourself from the crowd. This philosophy of customer service has been applied to his career spanning 30 years in the luxury goods industry. "Chariots of Palm Beach is a place where I am very proud to work because it allows me to indulge in my lifelong love of cars and to provide the luxury experience that every customer deserves."
Fred Roe is a New Jersey native with over 15 years experience. He has been a car fanatic since he can remember, even buying and selling cars before graduating from high school. While in college he independently worked for 3 area dealerships as a wholesale buyer. He founded an automotive wholesale business that bought and sold cars from local dealerships as well as private individuals. Deciding that he did not want to see another winter, Fred moved to South Florida in the beginning of 2005. He soon joined Infiniti of Palm Beach and was consistently a top performer where he was quickly promoted to Finance Manager. After meeting Hugh and the crew at Chariots of Palm Beach, Fred knew that he wanted to be part of the team. " I have worked at the large corporate dealerships and knew that the personal nature of Chariots customer service was very special." Fred's past experience and his keen interest in the knowledge of high line automobiles, as well as his consistent professionalism will ensure a satisfying buying experience.
Fabio Azevedo joined Chariots of Palm Beach in 2011 bringing a wide range of knowledge and experience in the automotive industry, that only a true car enthusiast can possess.
After spending nearly 6 years with Ferrari-Maserati, not only as a Sales Consultant, Fabio was also heavily involved in the Service Technical side with brands like Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Lexus and VW. Fabio's deep love for Motorsports, combined with his experience has created exciting opportunities in working with racing teams in the Ferrari Challenge Series, Porsche IMSA Cup Challenge Series, Indy Lights Series, The Rolex 24hrs of Daytona with the Porsche-Red Bull effort and also as a driver in the open wheel Formula Star Mazda Series.
You'll find that his work ethic, professionalism, extensive experience and passion for automobiles give him the skills and knowledge to work with the most discriminating clients. Fabio has a personable yet focused working style that gives his clients the highest level of confidence throughout the car buying experience. "Chariots of Palm Beach has the best selection of inventory of any dealership I have ever worked for. Their team is amazing and I'm excited to be part of this team""
Sarah Bate started the rental division in 2003 and has made Chariots of Palm Beach the most trusted luxury rental car company in the Palm Beach area. Chariots of Palm Beach is the prime source of luxury rental cars for Palm Beach's most prestigious hotels, private jet companies, and many Palm Beach residents. Chariots of Palm Beach provides executive services such as complimentary pick up and delivery, luxury transfers to and from Palm Beach International Airport and 24 hour roadside assistance.
Sarah Bate developed the rental division after she and her husband, Hugh Bate, realized the lack of high quality luxury vehicles for rent in the Palm Beach area. "We knew that when visitors came to Palm Beach they would appreciate driving a fabulous car to make their experience a special one." says Sarah. "It's wonderful to drive a beautiful car in such a beautiful place."
Chariots of Palm Beach has a superb selection of convertibles, sedans and SUV's that will reflect anyone's style and taste. "We offer impeccable service and strive to make renting our unique vehicles as easy and convenient as possible." says Sarah. "Our clients are always treated with distinction and discretion." Visit the "Luxury Rentals" section of this website for more details..
George Franklin joined Chariots in 2001 and has helped implement the Chariots Internet marketing plan. His mission is to photograph the latest additions to the car inventory, while updating the Web site on a daily basis and assisting new customers with their selections.
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